• Visitors from all over the world come to explore the tranquility, beauty, and nature sounds of Muir Woods National Monument.

    Muir Woods

    National Monument California

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  • 7 Ranger's Tips on How to Experience Muir Woods Safely This Summer or How to Find Parking

    Summer is the busiest for Muir Woods. Parking is limited. Often visitors find shoulder parking and walk on the narrow road to the Visitor Center. Read the ranger's tips on the Best Times to Visit Muir Woods. On weekends & holidays, take Muir Woods Shuttle More »

  • Ride the Muir Woods Shuttle. Muir Woods will be busy on the 4th of July.

    Muir Woods is experiencing high numbers of visitors. Summer traffic and unsafe parking behaviors are adding stress to visitors and residents. Expect delays on Hwy 1 as people drive to and from Muir Woods and local beaches. Read 7 Ranger's Tips on Parking. More »

  • Muir Beach is OPEN but Muir Beach Overlook closed until August 1, 2014.

    Muir Beach is open but the Muir Beach Overlook is closed for construction until August 1, 2014. Muir Beach is open to the public every day, including holidays at 9 AM and closes one hour after sunset.

Natural Features & Ecosystems

Aerial photograph of Muir Beach showing the Muir Beach parking lot, the beach, and the Redwood Creek channel. Photo by John N. Roberts, 1/31/12
Aerial photograph of Muir Beach showing the parking lot, restored Redwood Creek channel and the beach.
Photo taken by John Northmore Roberts, 1/31/12
 

Redwood Creek Restoration at Muir Beach

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Did You Know?

John Muir and William Kent with guest at Muir Woods Inn.

President Theodore Roosevelt declared Muir Woods the 10th national monument on January 9, 1908. The first one donated by private individuals William and Elizabeth Kent.